Intellectual Property Lawyer in Denver, Colorado

As the world economy moves from labor-intensive to technology-intensive production, protecting intellectual property (IP) rights is becoming more and more important. Our attorneys can help you solve IP problems as they arise, and we can also help you develop a comprehensive IP strategy.

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We Can Help You Create, Protect and Enforce Your Intellectual Property

We Can Help You Create, Protect and Enforce Your Intellectual Property

IP rights are likely to be the lifeblood of your business in the sense that your company will probably fail if you cannot adequately protect them. As a leading intellectual property law firm in Colorado, we can help you stand up for your rights both offensively and defensively. We can file claims against those who violate your IP rights, and we can defend you against those who accuse you of violating their IP rights.

Our Process

If you are seeking to create or exploit IP rights, we can:

  • Investigate to make sure your copyrights, trademarks, or service marks are not already in use
  • Help you file necessary registrations with state, national, and global authorities
  • Help you draft effective licensing agreements, distribution agreements, work-for-hire agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.

Besides the foregoing, we will make sure you understand the legal implications of everything we are doing on your behalf. Everything we do will be designed to secure your IP rights, keep you out of court wherever possible, and make sure you win any disputes that might arise.

Our Process
What Do We Do?

What Do We Do?

Over time, there may be hundreds of activities that a company needs to perform to protect its IP rights. Our team of copyright attorneys in Denver can:

  • Monitor the Internet to discover violations of your copyrights
  • Register your copyrights for both national and international protection
  • Help you license derivative works and compilations if you so desire
  • Perform trademark registration status investigations
  • Register your copyrights with the US Customs Service (to prevent the importation of infringing products)
  • Litigate copyright disputes, regardless of whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant
What Do We Do?
What Do We Do?

As copyright infringement attorneys in Denver, we are qualified to perform these copyright protection activities and many more. In contrast, as trademark attorneys in Denver, we can:

  • Register your trademarks and service marks for national and international protection;
  • Investigate licensing and registration arrangements that might violate your company’s IP rights
  • Register your marks with US customs authorities
  • Extend your trademarks and service marks when the time comes
  • Monitor the market to find out if someone else is using your trademark (or a confusingly similar trademark) without your permission
  • File claims against parties who are infringing your trademarks
  • Negotiate settlements with parties who infringe your trademarks
  • Litigate trademark infringement lawsuits (if necessary)

Our trademark attorneys in Denver, CO will spare no effort to protect your trademark rights against anyone who would dare to infringe them.

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Our IP Lawyers Serve a Wide Range Of Clients

Intellectual property protection is not only for technology companies.  Almost every company can use some form of IP legal help. We work with the following types of companies, among others:

  • Biotechnology companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Distributors
  • Energy providers
  • Equipment providers
  • Financial services companies
  • Health care companies
Our IP Lawyers Serve a Wide Range Of Clients
Our IP Lawyers Serve a Wide Range Of Clients
  • Hospitality industry companies
  • Industrial parts suppliers
  • Retailers
  • SaaS companies
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Venture capital companies

This is only a partial list of the types of companies that we frequently work with.

Why Work With Sequoia Legal On Intellectual Property Issues?

Our goal is to do more than merely simplify the protection of your IP rights. We strive to take a long-term look at your company’s interests. Besides providing you with the legal advice that you need, we seek to help you build on your initial success while remaining in compliance with current (and sometimes rapidly changing) legal standards. We seek to head off problems before they arise while helping you to maximize the value of your IP assets.


Meet Our Attorneys

Our IP attorneys understand both the state and federal aspects of federal law from the inside out. Our successful track record and the testimonials of our clients speak for themselves.

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Our Successful Cases

No Penalty Voluntary Disclosures to US Gov

Companies routinely face complex situations when exporting or doing business internationally. There is a complex set of laws and regulations applicable to the persons, places and products involved in international business. Businesses sometimes end up violating or running afoul of these highly technical and complicated rules. Sequoia Legal has represented various US and foreign companies in conducting internal investigations relating to suspected violations of US sanctions and export controls. Following completion of these internal investigations, where necessary, we have assisted clients in voluntarily disclosing suspected violations to US authorities and have obtained favorable outcomes, including reduced penalties or no penalties. This has allowed our clients to sleep at night and continue to expand and do business internationally in compliance with applicable US law.

Rock Solid FCPA and Export Compliance Programs

Our Denver export compliance law firm has extensive experience with export administration regulations, the FCPA and international trade and can assist clients with developing export control and FCPA compliance programs. We ensure each client follows appropriate FCPA, export control compliance and foreign trade regulations for their industry, and our clients hail from nearly every industry sector. The attorneys at Sequoia Legal have successfully assisted and provided continued guidance for several international companies regarding the internal implementation of FCPA and export compliance plans. These companies employ and engage in various transactions with individuals and companies around the world. To ensure continued compliance with US sanctions laws and regulations following the implementation of the FCPA and export compliance programs, Sequoia Legal has conducted company audits, interviews and internal FCPA training programs. Due to the diligence of the Sequoia Legal team, zero issues or enforcement actions have been taken by the US government against Sequoia's clients for any FCPA or export related matter. An investment in a Sequoia Legal compliance plan has saved our clients time, focus and money.

Successful Sale of Technology Startup

Our team at Sequoia Legal regularly helps sellers and buyers of businesses navigate the intricacies of the purchase and sale process to help them achieve their dreams. In this case, Sequoia Legal was brought on by the owners of a local technology company in a sale to a strategic acquirer with a total transaction value in the multiple millions. We successfully negotiated transaction agreements, including due diligence with the buyer and post-closing employment agreements, and closed the transaction within an expedited 30 days period. As part of this process, we helped educate the sellers through their first transaction and work through the emotional roller coaster of selling your business.

Searching for Search Fund Success

And Finding It! Sequoia Legal regularly helps search funds and individuals find, acquire and successfully build new businesses. Our client was a search funder focused on acquiring a company in the professional services industry. We assisted in negotiating several LOI's that fell through, but as a result of that process, we found the right acquisition fit and assisted our client in executing an LOI, conducting due diligence, structuring the deal, negotiating the purchase agreement, working with the SBA and completing a deal that included a cash payment, SBA loan and seller financing with a variable note that reduced if certain revenue metrics were not achieved. We then assisted our client with several "tuck-in" acquisitions to further augment and accelerate the client's goals and exponentially grow revenue.

What Our Clients Say


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Sandra B.

I cannot express the gratitude I have for this legal team. They're great to work with, I cannot say enough good thing's about them. I truly feel they work for me and my needs and are very compassionate and caring about their clients.


Grace F.

We hired Sequoia Legal to help us organize and protect our intellectual property needs. They identified problems we didn’t even know we had, and they helped us head off serious oversights that might have bankrupted our company if we hadn’t caught them in time.


Shawn M.

Andrew and Hunter have been an invaluable partner for our business. They are extremely responsive and have been advising us on a variety of issues. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for corporate counsel assistance

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Contact Our Denver Intellectual Property Attorneys Today

Sequoia Legal is a Denver intellectual property law firm that can help you plan a comprehensive intellectual property strategy. We can also litigate trademark, copyright, or trade secret disputes on your behalf. Visit the Sequoia Legal website or call 303-476-2851 for a consultation. We will be happy to answer your questions.

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Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)

What does intellectual property law cover?

The main forms of intellectual property law are:

  • Copyrights;
  • Trademarks;
  • Trade secrets; and
  • Patents.

These forms of intellectual property law are enforceable by money damages and injunctive relief.

How do companies protect intellectual property?

Companies protect their IP in a variety of ways, including:

Many other means of protecting intellectual property exist.

What is an example of intellectual property?

Examples of intellectual property include:

  • Software source code, which is an example of copyrighted material;
  • Works of art, which are generally protected by copyright law;
  • The mechanical design of a certain type of computer components, which might be an example of patented technology;
  • McDonald’s “golden arches”, which is an example of a trademark; and
  • The formula for Coca-Cola, which is an example of a trade secret. 

Mere ideas, such as theories of physics or mathematical theorems, are not intellectual property under federal or state law.

Is IP law federal or state law?

It depends. Federal law governs both patent and copyright law. Both federal and state laws govern aspects of trademark law. Until 2016, trade secret law was almost exclusively governed by state law. In 2016, however, Congress passed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, beginning an era of significant federal involvement in trade secret law.